Loudoun Hounds Rule Out Playing Baseball in 2014
(Dec. 9, 2013) – The Loudoun Hounds professional baseball club — which had stadium construction initially approved in 2009, a logo and name launched in 2010, a FanFest even in 2011 and finally a groundbreaking ceremony at One Louodun this summer — still won’t be playing ball or fielding a team in 2014, according to a release from the organization on Monday.
The Loudoun Hounds announce that due to stadium delays and changes in senior management the Hounds will not be playing baseball in 2014.
Interim Chairman and CEO Mark Stavish said: “The Hounds are a tremendous brand and have a bright future. Unfortunately with delays in construction on the stadium and not wanting to begin in a temporary facility, we are unable to field a team for next season. We continue to make significant progress and The Hounds will keep our fans appraised of all developments. Our top goals are to build a stadium and have a plan to develop an organization that is strong financially for the long-haul. Ultimately, we want a team on the field that is highly competitive and one that all of Loudoun and our community can be proud to support. We want the fan experience from the first pitch to be the real Loudoun Hounds experience.”
This announcement follows a management shake-up on Nov. 27 when it was announced that the driving force behind the Loudoun Hounds, Chairman and CEO Bob Farren was stepping down.